Melissa Meier Showcases Nature’s Beauty & Strength With 3-D, Wearable Art Made From Organic Material At Oceanside Museum Of Art
Nature’s beauty takes the form of three-dimensional art in Oceanside Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Melissa Meier: Becoming Nature, curated by Kate Stern.
Inspired by the colors, textures, patterns, and shapes found in nature, this exhibition will showcase a collection of a dozen 3-dimensional forms staged alongside large-scale photography of models in the work. Melissa Meier: Becoming Nature opened to the public on Saturday, March 11 and run through Sunday, June 25.
Brazilian-born artist, Melissa Meier, is internationally recognized for her evocative 3-dimensional installations, found-object sculptures, collages, and photography. Featured in this exhibition, Meier has created sculptural clothing hybrids, utilizing natural materials such as leaves, stones, fur, eggshells, wheat, rice, crystals, scales, sticks, feathers, pinecones, and shells.
Inspired by Brazilian Carnival and Native American skin-walkers, her wearable constructions blend female empowerment with self-created mythology, developed around the idea of ancient cultures of female warriors, exemplifying strength, beauty and unity of life lived in harmony with the elements.
Her warrior-women are breathtakingly sensual while radiating a searing combination of purity and power. The Melissa Meier: Becoming Nature exhibit costumes are developed into moveable, wearable sculptures that are brought to life, serving as independent sculptures and in their final documented form as archival fine art photographs.
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The Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054.
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